Friday, February 20, 2009

ZTA Centennial Extravaganza

Last weekend in Springfield was a lot of fun. It was great that we got to see so many close friends and family in such a quick trip. 

Top highlights:
- breakfast with Stuart, Julie, Kim, Katie and Kendra at Gailey's
- surprise manicure with Hilary (from Chris for Valentines Day)
- Chris crowing the 2009 Joe College (I think it was my first official "proud wifey" moment!)
- seeing Zetas galore!
- seeing Blosser
- breakfast the next day with Carrie, Mont, Jacquelyn, Andrea and Matt at Gailey's (the guy working said, "Back again?" Our answer, "Duh.")
- gourmet lunch with Mollie, Christine, Aubri, Alayna and chef Dad 

The ZTA Centennial dinner was great, and so inspiring. Many women there were quite a bit older than us young ones, and it was neat to see how committed they still are to sisterhood. Megan Blosser sang the song she wrote about Zeta and it was amazing (see video below).

"Some days I'm on top of the world, others I'm on my knees, and I can't do this on my own... In this life I'm gonna try, gonna cry, but I know that it will be alright. Gonna smile, gonna fight, gonna fly. I'm gonna live, gonna hope, found my home here with my biggest fans. They love me for who I am, they love me for who I am."

Megan Blosser at ZTA Centennial from Sarah Gilstrap on Vimeo.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Great Weekend

I (Sarah) had kind of a rough week last week because I found out I didn't get a job I had interviewed for. The people and the position had seemed very promising and my hopes were a little too high I think :) It is reassuring that after a rough week, God has a way of showing me His love in the most obvious ways.

Chris and I had a date night Friday night and saw the movie Madagascar 2 at the $1.75 theater. We even splurged on a soda and our favorite candy, Junior Mints. After we hit up Coldstone with our buy-one-get-one coupon, bringing the total cost of the date to $14 - what a great night!

Saturday we hiked in Colorado Springs with our friends Chad and Michelle, then had dinner at their house. Lots of their friends came over and we had a so much fun playing games and eating delicious food. That kind of awesome fellowship and community has been hard to come by since we've been away from all our college friends - so we enjoyed every minute of it and soaked it in all night!

Sunday we ate breakfast in bed because since Chris has been working Saturdays, he really has come to cherish his Sunday mornings in bed. We went to the 11 o'clock church service and are enjoying our church a little more every week. Sunday afternoon we went to a broadway comedy skit at the Denver Civic Theater called "Defending the Caveman." It was a HILARIOUS interpretation about the differences between men and women - so funny! We finished up the weekend by watching the Grammy's together last night, what a wonderful weekend :)

Monday morning I volunteered at the Arthritis Foundation - it was great to get out of the apartment! Ironically enough, I did lots of work with my little finger joints and actually it was kind of tough haha. I kept thinking, "oh wow my joints don't move like this anymore." I met two women that work there that are about my age and it was great to make a couple friends! I'm volunteering on M-W-F mornings, so thats something to look forward to!

We're headed to KC then to Springfield next weekend and are really excited to see family and friends. We'll be at the Zeta Tau Alpha Centennial Celebration and also Drury's Homecoming. Chris will be crowning the new Joe College! Have a great week!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Pueblo Vacation & Hiking

Chris was assigned to a client in Pueblo so Sarah tagged along for the week. There wasn't much to do in the booming metropolis of Pueblo, but we did get to see Senator Salazar's office - he's the new Secretary of the Interior under the Obama Administration.

Pueblo is kind of like a mini San Antonio, Texas. There is a mini river walk, neat!

A week or so later, we went hiking near Boulder. The weather has been great and we've been spending our weekends outdoors!